As the sun rose on Thursday, a small plane zig-zagged over Wynwood, spraying pesticides.
The Miami-Dade County plane took off around 5 a.m. and blanketed the 10-mile area surrounding Wynwood, which is the only place in the continental U.S. where the Zika virus is known to have been contracted locally. The licensed professional used Naled, a registered insecticide. Beekeepers were advised to keep their hives covered
The one-square-mile hot spot and nearby residential areas have been sprayed at ground level all week.
The aerial pesticide spray was scheduled for Wednesday morning but was postponed due to bad weather.